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Southeast Asian Nations Vow To Help Migrants Stranded At Sea

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK, May 29 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue eff...

Over 2,500 Rohingya And Bangladesh Migrants Still Adrift At Sea, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

(Adds comments from UN official) By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, May 27 (Reuters) - More than 2,500 migrants could stil...

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

Myanmar Says It Found More Than 200 Bangladeshi Migrants In A Single Boat

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

(Recasts after Rakhine State head denial) By Antoni Slodkowski and Tim McLaughlin SITTWE, Myanmar/YANGON, May 22 (Reuter...

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring: Airports Edition

Hopper.com | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Hopper's expert flight team has put together this list of the 10 cheapest airports in Southeast Asia to fly to. We love big data, so we looked at millions of flight prices to find the most accurate averages for all routes touching down in Southeast Asia. Go ahead, check them out.

5 Tricks For Super-Cheap Flights To Thailand

Hopper.com | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

It's a long haul from the United States, but you'll find the journey is worth it the minute you land. The exhilarating sights and sounds of Bangkok, the perfectly turquoise Andaman Sea, the romantic resorts of Koh Samui, the unique cuisine of Chiang Mai ... we could go on forever.

8 Less Talked About Reality of Traveling to Exotic Places

Molly Patrick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Molly Patrick

I was never the type of person who went backpacking through Europe, took a year off from college to study abroad or booked a solo adventure through Southeast Asia.

Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Say what you will about the type of democracy LKY created, and nurtured, after stepping down as Prime Minister in 1990, the net result is an economic miracle unrivaled in Southeast Asia that has punched way above its weight for decades.

India's Political Influence in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.

On Journey to Cambodia, Investigation Process Validated

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

We are often asked why we spend the money to investigate potential Honorees at World of Children Award. Well, we are currently in Cambodia to visit two of our Honorees and were reminded why this remains such an important step in the Award process.

This Is Art Stage Singapore 2015

VernissageTV | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

For the fifth time, Art Stage Singapore takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The art fair is known for its special focus on Southeast Asian art scenes.

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad,...

5 Luxury Experiences For Your Next Trip to Bangkok

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 02.21.2015 | Travel
Katka Lapelosová

Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with these luxe suggestions.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Myanmar: Too Soon to Declare End of Reforms

Erin Murphy | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Erin Murphy

We should recognize that Myanmar is now a different country. There is a different government, and it is one that we can work with. Our approach must be different, too.

Spend the Best Day of Your Life in This Elephant Retirement Home

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Htun Htun Wynn and Tin Win Maw both grew up in Myanmar's timber industry, and when they got married they decided to start the Green Hill Valley Elephant Sanctuary for several of the elephants.

Why the China/Russia Rapprochement Won't Last

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Being a big believer in the lessons taught by history, I'm inclined to think that the current 'love fest' between China and Russia will probably have a limited shelf life.

Southeast Asia's Health App Explosion

Techonomy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Many more eHealth apps are being deployed in Southeast Asia, including in areas like biotech, hospital information systems, and medical education.

Dutch Woman Fakes Trip To Southeast Asia, Surfaces Universal Truth

Ravishly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Ravishly

Doesn't dear Zilla's little project, instead of angering you, only serve to make you feel better about the global nature of this reality?

5 Key Tips for Southeast Asia Travel

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

From Myanmar to Vietnam, Southeast Asia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for experienced travelers and those looking for a more adventurous experience. No matter your reason for wanting to explore these culturally significant destinations, here are a few key tips worth keeping in mind.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

What Jokowi's Apparent Win Means for Indonesia

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

At age 53, the reformist Jakarta governor, Joko Widodo -- or 'Jokowi' -- is very likely to become Indonesia's next president.

'Civic Creatives' Explore Likely Drivers of Ongoing Change in Myanmar

East-West Center | Posted 08.03.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (June 3, 2014) -- In a series of 15 workshops held recently around both urban and rural areas of Myanmar, more than 560 participants from div...

Another Season of Climate Risk Looms: Southeast Asian Coastal Storms

Joyce Coffee | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Joyce Coffee

This year, nature will make its increasingly destructive annual pass around the globe with its litany of tragic tropical cyclones, monsoons, forest fires and the like. However, each offers valuable lessons that we must recognize and learn from.